May 29, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Epidemiology Minor

Epidemiology Minor Program Information

Veronica Roberson, Public Health Undergraduate Advisor
PO Box 70259
Phone: (423) 439-4540
Fax: (423) 439-6491
Web Address:

The Epidemiology Minor is an 18-credit program to provide students with an introduction to the basic science of public health. Epidemiology is the study and analysis of the distribution (who, when, and where) and determinants of health and disease in populations. It is the cornerstone of public health and shapes policy decisions and evidence-based practice by identifying risk factors for disease and disease prevention. Major areas of epidemiologic study include disease causation, transmission, outbreak investigation, disease surveillance, and screening. Epidemiologic issues are of importance as they impact the social, legal, economic, cultural frameworks of communities.

Epidemiology Minor: 18 credits

Minor Requirement

A minor is a secondary area of study outside of the major program of study with a structured curriculum composed of at least 18 credits of which at least 9 credits must be at the 3000-level or above.